Best Brazilian Restaurants in London


 

London has no shortage of ethnic restaurants, with each unique neighborhood containing its own flavor and style to make it easy to eat your way through the city.  Once you have enjoyed the sights, checking out Big Ben, the Tower of London, and other tourist attractions, chances are you have worked up an appetite.

When you’re feeling a bit peckish, London has anything you are in the mood for. With outdoor farmer’s markets, big English breakfasts, and bottomless brunches, England’s capital is the perfect spot for a foodie. 

Those who want something a bit different from the full English try out some of these top Brazilian restaurants in the busy city.

Barraco

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For a budget option, live music, and delicious food, head to Barraco on Kingsgate Place in Northwest London. Walk into this low-key bar to find locals, ex-pats, and tourists alike, debating whether to try the tasty seafood moqueca, churrasco misto, or one of the other traditional dishes. If it’s a sunny day in the usually-rainy London, you can choose a take-away to go and sit outside of Priory House.

Cafe Brazil

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Pizza is a common dish across the world – but what about Brazilian pizza? London’s own Cafe Brazil has combined Italian flare into its Brazilian dishes, creating a South American-influenced pizza that is perfect to pair with caipirinha cocktails on a summer day. 

Located on Fulham Road in Southwest London, this Brazilian hot spot is a great place to experience traditional culture. We recommend booking in advance to avoid the long queues – although they’re well worth the wait. 

Galpao

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If slow-roasted meat sounds like your thing, then Galpao’s signature dishes will surely have your mouth watering. Decide between rump steak, chicken breast, Brazilian sausage, or South American rump steak off the grill, combining this carnivorous feast with sauteed onions and roasted vegetables. 

For a quick break from pounding away at your computer keys at the office, he here for a budget lunch special for $6.60 – those within walking distance of Harrow Road in Kensal green know what we’re talking about. 

Tia Maria

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Known for their savory warps, Tia Maria features traditional dishes like salt-cured steak with Halloumi, boiled cassava, or coconut truffle for dessert. For a sweet deal, stop by Tia Maria on Tuesdays to score a 50% off bargain on entrees. 

Cabana

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With various locations around the city, Cabana has brightly-colored atmospheres, eclectic venues, and spiced meats. With skewers of grilled meats and veggies, complete with the signature cheesy dough balls or feijoada fries. With locations in Brixton, Covent Garden, Westfield Stratford, Westfield White City, and Wembley, you can’t walk too far in London without seeing one of these Brazilian-centric venues.

Rodizio Rico

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Located in Islington and the o2, this all-you-can-eat restaurant is the perfect place to stop by after a full day of sightseeing that involved you skipping breakfast and lunch. For around $30, you have unlimited access to a cold salad bar, carved meat, and roasted vegetable skewers.  

X Burger House

You heard us right – Brazilian burgers. With unique toppings you won’t find at your local burger joint, like palm heart, lamb mince, or chicken hearts, this casual joint is sure to relieve your hunger pains after strolling around Northwest London all day. 

Floripa

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Combining classic Brazilian fare with healthy ingredients, Floripa dishes are the best of both worlds. Don’t worry about feeling guilty indulging on a filling and hearty dinner – instead of going to sleep after a heavy lunch, you’ll feel energized to continue exploring the big city.

There really is something for everyone here – vegans and vegetarians can enjoy a tofu option, while one of the most popular dishes include the sausage and apple skewers. Located in Shoreditch, pair thrift shopping and boutique exploring with this traditional hot spot.

Rodizio Preto

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Although a little more expensive than the causal choics on this list, the delicious food is worth the few extra pounds. Choose from gourmet and fresh salads, pasta dishes, rice plates, and authentic Brazilian side dishes to pair with savory and salty meats at your table.

Ready to splurge? Order the fifteen – you heard that right, fifteen – spit-roasted meats. The full grill costs just under 20 pounds, which is a bargain if you ask me. Situated on Shaftesbury Avenue, this traditional restaurant is one of the best in the west.